It's a car, no It's a ......

....boat, no It's a helicopter, no It's an airplane, no It's a submarine.

Remember the day ya heard, "oh you'll never be able to do that" or "yea right, from your mouth to God's ear" or "yea, and rocks can grow hair" or "nobody we'll ever want a computer in their home?"

If you're close to my age you recall, if not it's probably a blessing in disguise. You may have less self-doubts then your elders. And why wouldn't ya? It's only logical. If you keep looking back at what was said couldn't be done and what was done, in spite of the doubts, ridicule and governmental bureaucratic control, you'd come to the conclusion, or you should, that whatever was conceived, dreamed, written in science-fiction and James Bond movies, was eventually achieved. And not only that, whatever was "discovered," produced and sold went on, in years to come, to be taken for granted. Look at electricity. We still don't understand it, but take it away and we're a third world country, or worse.

And look at our automobile. Have ya ever seen anybody upset and irate when their car doesn't work? Of course you did. That's what happens when you take something for granted, you're pissed when it doesn't perform like it always has. I imagine, when the car and horse were both prevalent on the road, there were times the horse owners laughed at the car owners when they were stalled and smoking beside of the road, unable to go further. "Wish ya had a horse now, eh!" "Yes Flicka, that was an ass back there!"

So, following through with our evolution of science, they'll come a time when somebody in a transformer will laugh at somebody in a car-plane, car-boat, car-submarine, car-helicopter or whatever they can turn a car into "these days!"

And, did ya happen to think that someday there will be somebody that'll laugh at all these contraptions, as they wiz by us in their flying saucer? .....well, of course! They probably did it already. Probably have all sorts of humanoid jokes. Like, "human evolution is an oxymoron!"

Makes ya think that Science Fiction is a Dying Art !


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breakfastpop 4 years ago

I remember seeing a vehicle like this many moons ago. I thought it would be fabulous to be able to get off the road and take to the water!!


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johnwindbell 4 years ago from - the land of beards and buggies Author

Hi breakfastpop, thanks for scrolling by. I think the boat car is more functional than the others, and I'd certainly feel safer in it than in the others. What will they think of next?


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wilderness 4 years ago from Boise, Idaho

You're right - nearly anything is possible and if it is someone will build it.

I've driven an ATV that would float and "swim" through the water and watched a TV documentary on RV's that showed a large (40+ feet) motorhome that transformed into something that would putt across the lake as well. Pontoons came out from the sides, a propeller descended and into the lake it went!

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